Thursday, 26 November 2009

INDI AUTHORS – Reading Challenge 2010

During 2009 I found myself reading a whole lot more INDI (independent) authors across varied genre – and I was loving it. Not only for the quality of work that has been produced, but mostly by how creative some of these authors have been with their plot.
With that and a lot more reasons in mind, I have decided to host a reading challenge dedicated to highlighting the work of self published authors.
This will take some work on your part, as these are books you probably wont find in your local Borders – you will have to blog hop and visit sites like the following to get your first feel or not of what is actually out there.

Join me for a wonderful year in 2010 reading INDI AUTHORS

Timeline: 01 Jan 2010 - 31 Dec 2010
Rules: To read TWELVE (12) Self Published Authors in 2010

  • You don't have to select your books/authors ahead of time, you can just add them as you go. Also if you do list them upfront then you can change them, nothing is set in stone!

  • The books you choose can crossover into other challenges you have on the go.

  • If you decide to participate in this challenge please use the links I have set up below with the buttons to post on your sidebar, this way others can find their way back to this post and join in the fun.

  • If you decide to join this challenge be sure to create a post telling others, please make sure you add a link back to this post so others can join in.

  • If you decide to join and don’t have a blog and  would like to join – Please leave details in comment.

  • You can join anytime between now and the later part of next year.

  • Another post will be created at the beginning of the year for completed reviews to be posted.

If you are unable to sign up to this challenge or just need more info please email me at erotichorizon (at)

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NB: When signing up for Mr Linky, please add the direct link to your post where your INDI AUTHORS books will be listed as it makes it much easier for others to find. If you list just your blog's URL, it will be removed. If you don't have a blog, leave the URL blank. Thanks!

16 Speak To Me:

Blodeuedd on 26 November 2009 at 15:28 said...

Great challenge :)
Perhaps not for me though since I can't get a hold of them

Teddy Rose on 27 November 2009 at 07:17 said...

I wont be joining your challenge but I did post it on A Novel Challenge for other bloggers who may be interested.

I would recommend that you also post about this challenge on the Book Blogs group "I got my ARC through Bostick Communications" most of the books that bloggers get from Bostick are Indies, so I think that group would be very interested in your challenge!

M. J. Macie on 27 November 2009 at 12:45 said...
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M. J. Macie on 27 November 2009 at 12:49 said...

If self-published authors can join the challenge, then I plan to.

I have 3 self-published suspense thrillers that are receiving great reviews and I'd love to see them added to the list of books to read.

They are:
The Devil's Pawn,
The Palmetto Connection
A Cruel Legacy.

The novels are available through my website:

This challenge is such a great idea and a wonderful jump-start for many self-published authors!

M.J. Macie

27 November 2009 12:45

Rebecca J Vickery on 27 November 2009 at 16:35 said...

Thanks EH for offering your challenge to help readers find INDI Authors and enjoy their books. I truly hope the readers find great new authors to follow and enjoy the experience.

Rebecca J. Vickery

Erotic Horizon on 27 November 2009 at 19:05 said...


Thanks for your support even if you don't join, I know you will be sharing in all my finds in 2010...


Erotic Horizon on 27 November 2009 at 19:07 said...

@Teddy Rose..

Thanks for the bump on your blog - I have left little bumps all over the place - so as people get more aware of it - I expect more participation...

Rebecca, Michele, Lynda and a few other authors and bloggers have been brilliant in helping me with promo... Thank you for your part...


Erotic Horizon on 27 November 2009 at 19:08 said...

Hi MJ...

Thanks for stopping by and anyone can join, the more the merrier...

I will be emailing you...


Erotic Horizon on 27 November 2009 at 19:10 said...

Hey Rebecca...

You are a star - you have been phenomenal over the past two days with bumps...

Thanks alot...

I am excited about finding all the little gems that are out there...


Sassy Brit @ on 29 November 2009 at 20:18 said...

I'm going to do this! I can't sign up today, as I have a guest post up at the moment, but will come back tomorrow.

Because of my 'alternative' tastes, I quite often come across Indie Books! They can be any genre, right?


Sassy Brit @ on 30 November 2009 at 23:45 said...

Here is my post! Thanks E.H>

Sassy Brit @ on 19 January 2010 at 10:53 said...

Hi, EH!

I've added two Indie books today! Check my post out here!

Sassy Brit @ on 20 January 2010 at 11:16 said...

I've just added another one today! With a new giveaway, too!


I've updated my original post to reflect this.


Gina Magini on 10 May 2010 at 03:16 said...

What a great idea to promote reading indy authors. As a new self-published author, I just wanted to thank you for doing your part.
-Gina Magini

desitheblonde on 6 August 2010 at 15:53 said...

hi girls and hope you have a great
summer well me i would like any of the books and would blog on them i love to read and would do it on
alot of sties have a gret summer

Chazz on 18 September 2010 at 04:33 said...

I am a bit late to finding this. I don't think I will manage 12 books by the end of the year, but I do think you have a great idea and I will be making a post on it in the next day or so.

I will definitely make an effort to seek out a few indi books before the year is up though. And I will encourage others to do the same!